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Quite possibly the BEST thing your students have EVER drawn! 
I am STILL freaking out about how much I LOVED this project and I'm excited to share it with you because I'm sure you'll love it, too!

Over the Summer I spent a LOOOOONG time making this directed drawing show that teaches kids step-by-step how to make a really awesome self portrait.  I tested it on my kids, my nephews, my next door neighbor girls... kids from age 3 to 4th grade... and they ALL came out really beautiful in the end.  It actually sent many of the kids off on drawing tangents where they got really into art because they felt SO PROUD of what they discovered they were able to do!   Sweeties....

And finally school got going and I was able to test it out on my real class of 23 Kindergarteners.  You guessed it- MORE BIG SUCCESS!  In fact, parents were astounded that their child could be taught to draw so well!  More than one mom told me, 

"That is THE BEST thing he has EVER drawn!!!"

Here's a glimpse of my class' work and a few close ups:


Yes, these are beginning-of-the-year KINDERGARTENERS!  And because of the way I set it up (all just part of the show so you can be just like me), we didn't have any tears... just lots of focused, really engaged tiny artists.  It was amazing.

So what's included?  You get 2 files: a set of 25 different paper options (details on TPT) and a gorgeous, full color show that guides everyone step-by-step through the drawing process. The show is full of detailed photos, clear explanations worded in ways that kids understand, tips and reassurance for artists, and loads of creative variations so all YOU have to do is flip through this show, one page at a time.  It's SOOOOO easy.  In case you wondered, our entire pictures from start to finish took about an hour... two 30-minute sessions with a snack break in between.

 You can find the Self Portrait Directed Drawing HERE!

AND there's more... you can even use the directions to draw 2 people side by side (special paper is included for 1 or 2 people) which makes a memorable gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, etc!  In fact, I became friends with a students family and saw this artwork still hanging on their fridge a YEAR after we made it.  I think that's a good sign!  :)

These pictures were paired with some writing sheets you can grab in my Mother's Day Project Pack on TPT. (Note: the Mother's Day project pack is this writing paper and several other super cool Mother's Day ideas, but the directed drawing stuff is HERE... they just work well together).

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm sure the directed drawing is something you, your students, and their families will treasure and enjoy!

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